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The Magic of Routine and Repetition

This month has been a great practice in routine and repetition for me, and a great reminder of the magic in that process.<p>I’ve claimed my can’t nots …

Android 4.4.2 (KOT49H) Is Already Rolling Out To All Nexus Devices - Here Are The OTA ZIP Links For Manual Updating

Article Contents<p>Google only started the Android 4.4.1 update last week, but it looks like a new hotfix is already good to go, as 4.4.2 showed up for …

5 Signs You Have High Emotional Intelligence

A hard look at your emotional skills and weaknesses is the first step to improving EQ, which is highly correlated with business success.<p>Just how important is high emotional intelligence to business success? When L’Oreal started hiring sales people based on emotional competency, the high EQ reps …

How Clutter Affects Your Productivity (And What You Can Do About It)

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a creative marketplace connecting mobile and Web projects with vetted, handpicked developers and designers from around the world. This post originally appeared on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Cleaning out your closet, emptying your inbox, putting things where they …

How to manually install Android 4.4 KitKat – Nexus 7 (2012/2013) WiFi, Nexus 10 (Update: Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 3G/4G links too)

<b>Updated with links to the OTA zip files for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2012/13) mobile data models. You can find them at the bottom of the article.</b><p>After hearing that Android 4.4 KitKat would be rolling out to the Nexus 10 and WiFi variants of the Nexus 7 (2012/2013), many of us jumped to check to see …

Benefits of rooting your Android phone or tablet

Rooting… a world not every user dares venture into. We wouldn’t blame you if you are wary of doing this. It’s intimidating when manufacturers keep telling you tinkering with a phone can void your warranty and/or harm your device. And it’s true – you may be left on your own if something goes wrong …

Android Phones

What Your Boss Really Wants from You

It’s 1958, and Patricia Bays Haroski, a State Farm Insurance Company employee, wants people to formally recognize their boss on October 16th. Her goal? Improve the relationship between bosses and their direct reports. That date? She apparently picked it because it was her father’s birthday, and she …

Awesome, Imaginary Cities Carved Out Of Wood

James McNabb spends months carving elaborate skylines into sculptures, creating imaginary cities out of wood.<p>A city skyline can be a hopeful, inspiring testament to man’s life on Earth. Would these staggered vistas be so evocative of creativity, innovation, and new beginnings if their stalagmites …

5 Ways To Create A Culture Of Sustainability In Any Company

By Phillip Barlag6 minute Read<p>There is no simple way to identify a leading company in sustainability. Given the proliferation of ratings, rankings, …

Sustainability

Any.Do opens up beta for Cal on Android

Any.do has been teasing its Android version of their Cal app for a while now, but they’ve finally opened up the beta for the app via Google+’s beta …

Revolution Ventures Closes $200 Million Fund

Revolution Ventures, the venture capital arm of Revolution LLC, run by former AOL CEO Steve Case, has closed a new $200 million venture fund.<p>Led by …

Venture Capital

25 things I learnt selling my life possessions (Ultimate lesson in minimalism)

In May 2013, my wife and I decided to pack up the family and leave the comforts of Sydney for the adventure of the Philippines. We didn’t want to …

Free Book – Juggling Work and Caregiving (K/N/E)

Juggling Work and Caregiving, by Amy Goyer, is free in the Kindle store and from Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Sony, courtesy of publisher</b> …

[New Game] Pivvot Is A 'Strategic Avoidance' Game With The Potential To Rob You Of Your Sanity

It's very hard for a game developer to strike the right balance between rewardingly difficult and so frustrating as to be unplayable. Pivvot walks a …

Seven Types of Sales Managers

Over the past decade, I’ve worked closely with hundreds of vice presidents of sales, and like all of people, each has a unique personality. Some are gregarious. Some are assertive. Some are action-oriented. But even as I observe their individual differences, I have recognized patterns of behavior, …

Meet Boxed, A Delivery Service For Wholesale Goods That’s Like Costco On Wheels

It seems everyone from startups like Blue Apron to behemoths like Amazon are attempting to make online grocery deliveries mainstream.<p>Chieh Huang, Zynga‘s former director of mobile in New York, is trying to do the same for wholesale goods of the Costco and Sam’s Club variety with Boxed, his new …

Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Batteries: These Devices Power Themselves With Radio Waves

University of Washington researchers have managed to do just that. Nine months ago, electrical engineering associate professor Joshua Smith and …

Internet of Things

How DoubleClick founder Kevin O'Connor started again with lean startup skills

When we started E.piphany there was an equally scrappy startup called DoubleClick (later acquired by Google for $3.1 billon). Over the years Kevin O’Connor, former CEO and founder of DoubleClick and I got to know each other. It’s been fun watching a 20th century entrepreneur learn new tricks as he …

Seven Tips for Shifting a Mindset in Your Organization

We’re all fascinated by new ideas and how they can grab hold of us, influencing how we think and affecting how we take action. How does Atul Gawande (the checklist doctor) get inside my head, when others don’t? Why does Gwyneth Paltrow make me adjust my behaviors, when others can’t?<p>In business, …

A Question That Can Change Your Life

For years I’ve exercised every day — doing weights, cardio, yoga — but despite my continuous effort, I haven’t seen much change.<p>Until a few months ago.<p>Recently, my body has changed. My muscles are stronger, more defined, and I’ve lost five pounds along with a visible layer of fat. So what did I do …

Build a Career Worth Having

We live in a time of chronic dissatisfaction in the workplace. Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace study found that as many as 70% of working Americans were unfulfilled with their jobs, 18% to such an extent that they are <i>actively undermining</i> their co-workers. This is a marked increase in …

Bestek's Wall Charging Station Is Inexpensive, Compact, And Charges A Crazy Amount Of Things, Perfect For Gadget Freaks

Buying a laptop was a necessity, and so was that phone. Maybe you need didn't need the tablet, but you took a chance on it anyway, and it's been …

The Blink Factor: Time Management Can Build or Break Your Business

Once upon a time, we were building a website for a client who wanted to save time and money by supplying their own photographs rather than paying for …

Read "Networking is Dead" to Make Profitable Connections

As I write this review I have a very interesting experiment going on. I’m promoting a rather large event with a varied group of organizations; some …

'Dead Zone' In Gulf Of Mexico Expected To Be Extra Large This Year

Fertilizer runoff carried from the Midwest by heavy spring rains could lead to a New Jersey-sized “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico this year, the …

The Great Business Book Purge

I just dumped (and donated) 300 books. But the rest you'll have to pry from my cold, dead fingers.<p>Two weeks ago, I dumped more than 300 business books.<p>“Dumped” sounds harsh. The purge wasn’t as bloody as all that. Many were unbound galleys stamped with dire warnings not to quote, reproduce, or …